Sarasota, Florida, a one-horse farming town turned thriving winter residence of the Ringling Bros. Circus and flocks of snowbirds, has experienced more than its share of quirky characters and peculiar events. Learn about the illustrious John Ringling, from the details of his daily breakfast to the fifty-five year saga that determined his final resting place. Find out the real identity of A NO. 1, the King of Hobos, who spent a night in Sarasota's finest hotel. Witness the most memorable wedding in Sarasota- between two gorillas. Join longtime resident and historian Jeff LaHurd as he chronicles the fascinating, forgotten stories that made Sarasota the exceptional city it is today.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Jeff LaHurd is the author of several books of local history. His articles have appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Style Magazine, The Sarasota Observer, SARASOTA Magazine, SRQ, and The Downtowner. LaHurd is a former board member of the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation and the Sarasota Historical Society.
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Hidden History of Sarasota based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I must say I bought the book because it was dedicated to my brother. I bought several copies for family members but as I began to read it I found things I didn't know about Sarasota and some things I believed that wern't true. It's a great book and now I buy a copy every time I meet someone who has recently moved here.